Friday, May 20, 2011

Craftvism: Orphan Outreach

The creators of the Lark publication Craft Hope and blog have a new project in the works and are reaching out to DIY community for assistance. Each time pairing a project with a charity such as Doctors Without Borders or Audubon Nature Institute, Craft Hope has selected Orphan Outreach this time for Project 12, after learning the shocking statistics of the worldwide plight of today’s abandoned children.

“There are more than 143 million orphans around the world. The majority don’t live in orphanages, they live in communities. They live in extreme poverty and many are homeless.” –Orphan Outreach
This summer Orphan Outreach will be traveling to Russia, visiting orphanages in St. Petersburg and in the region of Leningrad to assist with children ranging from infant to teenagers that have been abandoned, neglected or abused. Craft Hope wants to send handmade bracelets to these children as a sign of our love and a small way to add some joy to their lives…universally loved, what child wouldn’t enjoy a cute bracelet?

If you would like to help, bracelets made of hemp, woven thread, beads or fabric will be accepted until June 15, 2011. Please mail completed bracelets to:

Carin Vogelzang
630 Griswold SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

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